What to take to have a bowel movement - Doctor answers

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What to take to have a bowel movement in general?

What to take to have a bowel movement in general?

Cod liver oil: Many things on the market. The best answer if you are having problems is to check with your doctor to see why your arent. Are you consuming a good high fiber diet? If not then do it. If yes and still not try probiotics or a mild over the counter laxative but not for an extended time without seeing your doctor. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What can I take to help me have a bowel movement more than two times a week?

What can I take to help me have a bowel movement more than two times a week?

Many things: A good diet high in fiber with increased fruits and vegetables. Prunes, prune juice, plums, apples, unprocessed bran, bran cereals, increase water and fluids. Try goind daily after a meal and a hot cup of beverage. Dr. David's recipee: 8 oz flax seed, sesame seeds and peled sunflower seeds. Mix equally. Take a tablespon up to three times a day or mix with cereals. Exercise too! Ther r othr. ...Read more

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8 months pregnant what can I take so I can have a bowel movement?

Enema: An enema would be fine, as would a gentle laxative to get things started. If you're having ongoing problems, make sure you're getting enough water and you might want to add a stool softener daily. Adding fresh apples, plums, grapes, prunes can also help. ...Read more

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How long does it take to have a bowel movement after having a colonoscopy?

How long does it take to have a bowel movement after having a colonoscopy?

A day or two: After a colonoscopy, you should be able to eat normally. It depends on what and how much you eat, you should have a bowel movement within a day or two. ...Read more

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How long does it take to have a bowel movement after eating?

How long does it take to have a bowel movement after eating?

Depends on food: Typically, in a digestive tract that works properly, a bowel movement should occur twice daily. Various foods may affect it. High fiber foods will decrease the transit time, cheese and various other foods may slow it down. Probiotics help to promote gut health to maintain consistency of bm's. ...Read more

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Why doe sit take me so long to have a bowel movement. Somtimes on toilet for almost an hour?

Why doe sit take me so long to have a bowel movement. Somtimes on toilet for almost an hour?

Constipation: Answering Your question is hard, because many things affect a person's bowel habits. Sounds like you have some constipation, that may be chronic. This is not uncommon, particularly if taking certain medications (most notoriously, narcotics).
You need a colonoscopy, to make sure there is no serious GI problem. If that is OK, I would recommend a laxative like MiraLax, (polyethylene glycol) that can be taken Daily ...Read more

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When should I take align, Morning or night? I want to have a bowel movement every morning when I wake up. Are side effects strong? I'm scared to start

When should I take align, Morning or night? I want to have a bowel movement every morning when I wake up. Are side effects strong? I'm scared to start

Align: Align is not a laxative and may not fulfill your goal of having a bowel movement every morning. There is no specific time of the day recommended, but for the ease of use would recommend in am. Please refer to aligngi. Com. Gas and bloating are the most common side effects experienced with probiotics in general. ...Read more

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If I have a bowel movement within 1hr of taking the morning after-pill do I need to take another one.?

If I have a bowel movement within 1hr of taking the morning after-pill do I need to take another one.?

NO: The pill will likely dissolve and be absorbed rapidly without any issue. Unless you have dysentery or profuse diarrhea, it shouldn't be an issue.
Absorption is usually rapid. ...Read more

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I can't have a bowel Movement without laxatives. I take in the daily recamended amount of fiber, have 64 ounces of water a day, and work out.?

I can't have a bowel Movement without laxatives. I take in the daily recamended amount of fiber, have 64 ounces of water a day, and work out.?

A few ideas: Continue your present regimen while it may help to include a daily probiotic. Adding a little caffeine such as a cup of coffee or green tea can also help.

Stress can be source of bowel problems, so it may be worth addressing any sources of stress such as job, family, or money issues you may have.

Hope that helps. ...Read more

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It's been about a year now I've been on laxatives & lots of fiber gummies to be able to have one daily bowel movement. If I don't take one of the two I won't have a bowel movement for days. I drink plenty of water & my diet is healthy. I'm also having tro

It's been about a year now I've been on laxatives & lots of fiber gummies to be able to have one daily bowel movement. If I don't take one of the two I won't have a bowel movement for days. I drink plenty of water & my diet is healthy. I'm also having tro

For constipation: Take Senna. Senna is a very safe natural plant product with a wide dosage range. Start by taking 2 tablets at bedtime, if you do not have a comfortable bowel movement (BM) the next day, take 4 tablets the next night. You can continue to increase the dose by 2 tablets every night until it works (up to 16 tablets). It is safe and effective to continue taking the dose that works every night. ...Read more

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I need to take stool softners or laxatives to have a bowel movement. What could be the reason for this? About a 2 months ago I thought I was constipated so I took a laxative. Ever since then I haven't been able to have a bowel movement without using one o

I need to take stool softners or laxatives to have a bowel movement. What could be the reason for this? About a 2 months ago I thought I was constipated so I took a laxative. Ever since then I haven't been able to have a bowel movement without using one o

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

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Chest pains that take my breath away, and when I have a bowel movement it's blood?

Go to doctor or ER: Based on limited information you provided that includes pain with every breath and blood every bowel movement you need to go to doctor or er. ...Read more

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Is it true if you take senna with not enough water it will make it difficult to have a bowel movement?

Is it true if you take senna with not enough water it will make it difficult to have a bowel movement?

Probably not: Senna is a stimulant laxative; so unless the body is dehydrated, senna should not constipate. Fiber laxatives/supplements, however, do require extra fluid intake to prevent constipation, for they absorb water from the bowel to soften stool; if available fluid is inadequate, stool will be firm. ...Read more

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Prior to a colonoscopy, laxatives are given to completely empty the colon. Normal to take a few days to have a bowel movement?

Prior to a colonoscopy, laxatives are given to completely empty the colon. Normal to take a few days to have a bowel movement?

Yes: Depending on how constipated you are and how much stool is in your colon. Continue bowel prep as instructed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not have a bowel movement for an entire day after taking 2 Immodium the night before? Should I take a stool softener just in case?

Is it normal to not have a bowel movement for an entire day after taking 2 Immodium the night before? Should I take a stool softener just in case?

Med SE: Yes that would not be unusual. I am assuming that you took Imodium (loperamide) fir diarrhea. This does slow the bowels down. If this is an ongoing issue consider probiotics to help balance GI flora and using or getting enough fiber. ...Read more

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Why Every time I have vaginal sex the next day it's hard for me to have a bowel movement, also my bladder hurts a bit. I've take std test & all neg.

Why Every time I have vaginal sex the next day it's hard for me to have a bowel movement, also my bladder hurts a bit. I've take std test & all neg.

Space Invader: When you have a object (penis or vibrator) travel in "inner space" (the vagina), there is a great deal of "galaxy sharing" The urinary bladder is just above the vagina and the rectum just below the same. As a result, vigorous vaginal intercourse can temporarily "hold up" those bodily functions. Make sure both the bladder and rectum are empty before enjoying the next "space flight". ...Read more

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Haven't had a decent bowel movement in over a week. What can I take?

Haven't had a decent bowel movement in over a week. What can I take?

Laxative.: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day). Eat 5 vegetable & 4 fruit servings per day – get that fiber in. Avoid junk carbohydrates. Stay physically active. You can also purchase an over the counter laxative. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more